Get sick, get well
Hang around a ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell
If anything is goin' to sell
-- Bob Dylan

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Valerie Strauss reports in the Washington Post that British publishing/testing giant Pearson, has won another multi-million-dollar deal with one of the two multi-state consortia that are designing new Core-aligned states with federal funds.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, is hiring Pearson, according to a news release, to develop test items and forms, deliver paper and online versions of tests, consult with states to come up with cut scores that determine what is a good score and what isn’t, report results to various constituencies, and analyze the scores.
 According to EdWeek, James Mason, who helped negotiate the contract, wouldn't put a price tag on the deal, but called it, "one of "unprecedented scale."

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